Mitsubishi RVR Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 5 of 5

1994 Mitsubishi RVR SportsGear 4G63T turbo petrol

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4G63T turbo petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Happy hunting... poor V8's..

Faults:

Engine developed a misfire on mild acceleration at 90000 km's. This required new platinum plugs and some high quality spiral ignition leads to fix.

Front sway bar ball joints very poor after 65000 km's, This required removal and tapping the back of ball joints to re-tension bushes.

Centre tail-shaft bearing worn out at 90000km's. This required removal of bearing, and sending to a bearing specialist who managed to source a generic part. This saved me nearly $400 Australian over the price of the genuine item.

General Comments:

This is a very deceptive car. It manages to slay the performance of most V8 powered cars, and has the power to outrun a 2002 WRX between 30 to 140km/h.

My car has a bull-bar and fog lights and is shaped like a mini van. The police have no idea how fast it is.

I can fit a lot of gear with the sliding side door, and large adjustable boot area. The rear seat slides back and forward, and also folds out of the way.

The front seats are Recaro's and are extremely comfortable.

This car also has climate control airconditioning, adjustable everything, and very good driving vision.

Things I would suggest installing to make your living with this vehicle more enjoyable :-

3" exhaust with 2 straight through mufflers and most importantly a resonator. This will dramatically improve performance and fuel economy.

Cruise control if you travel long distances.

Tinted windows due to the extreme amount of glass area.

Good plugs and leads.

This is a genuine wolf in sheep's clothing, the Evo Lancer engine in a mini van. Get one to keep the wife happy, kids in plenty of room, and yourself awake with adrenaline.

Happy hunting... poor V8's...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2003

10th Aug 2003, 02:20

I have a '94 2.0 Litre RVR and I am looking for an engine. I am based in Ireland.

15th Feb 2004, 15:44

I have an RVR 1998cc 1994 model. My mechanic said the bearings will need to be changed, where can I get some. I am in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa.

This one used to smoke a lot, and low power until I changed the diesel filter and the prime pump, now using a generic one.

This car is good, slow on picking speed, but covers up once in gear 2 - 3. Excellent handling on the road. The room is good, vision excellent, seats comfortable. Compass, dash color changer, CD front loader makes it just the car to drive, a real head turner.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 15 reviews